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    vmwareworkstation tools installation

    I am trying to install the tools to share a folder, but it just tells me that I cannot be logged into the guest OS, and I need to mount the CD drive in the guest, launch a terminal, and uncompress, and execute it to install it. how do I install this? i am not sure where the package is.

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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    Where are you stuck in these directions?
    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=1014294
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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    I am stuck here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=1022525 - step 4. How do I do this? In /media, I see cdrom. Am I in the right place? How do I mount it?

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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    Scroll down to the section "Ubuntu Server with only a command line interface" and it tells you how to mount it. I think the first section assumes that it automatically mounts, which it apparently didn't do for you.
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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    so I followed this https://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/d...r_viewing.html at the bottom, but I only see cdrom. I made sure that I shared a folder with the machine.

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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    Why are you sharing folders? Were you able to install the tools or are you sharing the folder for that?
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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    I am sharing the folder for that. I would like to get the contents of a config file.

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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    What was the result when you tried to mount the drive using the command line? Did you download the tools?
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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    I try mount cdrom when in /mnt, and get this error:
    mount: can't find cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

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    Re: vmwareworkstation tools installation

    Ok, let's back up. You never said, so I'm assuming you have an Ubuntu computer with an Ubuntu in a VMware VM. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    What you should be trying to do is on your computer, open vmware, boot the VM. Then in the VMware toolbar you should click "install guest tools" which will download the vmware tools onto your host computer (not the VM).

    Then what we do is we have VMware present the downloaded file to the VM. it does this by making the file look like it's a CD in a virtual CD drive. We are not using your computer's CD drive.

    I'm not entirely certain where the problem is, I suspect that you're not understanding the process.
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